June 10th, 2019 at Microscope Gallery, NYC 7:30 pm Abigail Child Silent Films (1977-79) Artist in person https://microscopegallery.com/abigail-child-silent-films/
Recent Festival + Exhibition Honors:
Feb 17th, 2019 at MoMA, NYC 7pm Perils in group show “EyeSlicer” For more information visit the MoMA Event Page here
2018: Dossier on my work published in Uzak Film Journal, an online magazine from Italy on cinema and contemporary visual culture: http://www.uzak.it/.
2017: ACTS & INTERMISSIONS World Premiere at The Museum of Modern Art’s Doc Fortnight Feb 17 +19; Also chosen for Ann Arbor (Jury Award), Ashland, Houston, ATA, Frontiera, Brazil, L’Alternativa, Ji.hlava (review http://www.dokrevue.com/clanky/acts-and-intermissions), Aurora Picture Show. London Premiere at ICA June 6. Review: https://blinkingeyeblog.com/2017/04/12/acts-and-intermissions/
2016: MOUTH TO MOUTH, book of Poetry launched. Lambda Prizewinner!
2015: Vis å Vis wins Audience Award at Crossroads FF, March. On Crossroads tour.
2014: Vis å Vis and UNBOUND on “Best of 2014” Curator Lists from La Furia Umana, Italy; Jury prize: Ann Arbor FF for Elsa merdelamerdelamer. The Suburban Trilogy featured in Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival, Greece, Nov. & Pesaro Film Festival, Italy (June). Films appeared as well at Courtisane FF & Fronteira, Brasil. Riding the Tiger: Songs from Capitalist China, premiered.
2013: Premiere of UNBOUND: in NY at Anthology (June), in Boston at ICA (Sept), in San Francisco at Yerba Buena Center (Oct). Selection for New York Film Festival: ELSA and Vis á Vis; London FF: Elsa; Seattle Film Festival: SoE; Director’s Choice Award for Surf and Turf, Black Maria.
2012: Starz Festival, Director’s Choice, A Shape of Error, Nov; retrospective at BIM (Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento), Argentina (Oct)
2011: Brakhage Vision Award. Publication of “Is This What You Were Born For?” Essays + dvd (Metis Press) in French and English; on Penn Sound: http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Child-Film.html
2010: Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid mini Retrospective; SoundEye Festival in Cork, Ireland.
2009: Mid career Retrospectives: Reservoir, Switzerland; Installation at Wake Forest University.
2008: Mid Career Retrospective with Catalogue at EXIS Korea.
2007: Harvard University Film Archives. Harvard creates “Abigail Child Collection” to archive and preserve her work.
2006: Installation at Agassiz, Harvard U. and Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis.
..still from "Blonde Fur", video installation, 2005